YREKA CA 96097

March 19, 2024


Michael N. Kobseff, Chair

Supervisor, District 3


Brandon A. Criss

Supervisor, District 1

Ed Valenzuela

Supervisor, District 2

Nancy Ogren, Vice Chair

Supervisor, District 4

Ray A. Haupt

Supervisor District 5

Angela Davis

County Administrator


Natalie E. Reed

County Counsel


Laura Bynum

Ex-Officio Clerk to the Board








Siskiyou County offers teleconference participation in the meeting via Zoom as a courtesy to the public, who have the option and right to attend in person. If no member of the Board of Supervisors is attending the meeting via teleconference and a technical error or outage occurs, or if a Zoom participant disrupts the meeting in a manner that cannot be specifically addressed, the Board of Supervisors reserves the right to discontinue Zoom access and to continue conducting business.

Remote Listening and Public Comment via Teleconference:

Conference Call In Number: 1-669-900-6833, Meeting ID 891 3394 1391

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The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors welcomes you to this meeting. This agenda contains a brief general description of each item to be considered. If you wish to speak on an item on the agenda, please complete a Speaker’s Card identifying the item(s) and return it to the Board Clerk. If you wish to speak on a matter that does not appear on the agenda, you may do so during the Public Comment period. Persons speaking during Public Comment will be limited to three minutes, or depending on the number of persons wishing to speak, it may be reduced to allow all members of the public the opportunity to address the Board. Except as otherwise provided by law, no action or discussion shall be taken/conducted on any item not appearing on the agenda. When addressing the Board, please state your name for the record prior to providing your comments. Please address the Board as a whole through the Chair. Comments to individual Supervisors or staff are not permitted.

The Board may take action sitting as the Board of Supervisors and as the governing body of: Siskiyou County Flood Control and Water Conservation District Board, Siskiyou Power Authority, County Service Area 3 Board, County Service Area 4 Board, County Service Area 5 Board, Airport Land Use Commission, and In Home Supportive Services Public Authority.


Pursuant to Government Code section 84308, members of the Board of Supervisors are disqualified and not able to participate in any agenda item involving contracts (other than competitively bid, labor, or personal employment contracts), franchises, discretionary land use permits and other entitlements if the Board member received more than $250 in campaign contributions from the applicant or contractor, an agent of the applicant or contractor, or any financially interested participant who actively supports or opposes the County’s decision on the agenda item in the preceding twelve months. Members of the Board of Supervisors who have received, and applicants, contractors or their agents who have made, campaign contributions totaling more than $250 to a Board member in the preceding twelve months, are required to disclose that fact for the official record of the subject proceeding. Disclosures must include the amount of the campaign contribution and identify the recipient Board member and may be made either in writing to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors prior to the subject hearing or by verbal disclosure at the time of the hearing.

Availability of Public Records. All public records related to an open session item on this agenda, which are not exempt from disclosure pursuant to the California Public Records Act, that are distributed to a majority of the legislative body will be available for public inspection at 311 Fourth Street, Room 201, Yreka CA 96097 at the same time that the public records are distributed or made available to the members of the legislative body. All supporting documentation is available for public review in the office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, located in the Siskiyou County Clerk’s Office, 311 Fourth Street, Room 201, Yreka, CA 96097, during regular business hours, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, those requiring accommodations for this meeting should notify the Clerk of the Board’s Office 48 hours prior to the meeting at (530) 842.8084, or toll free at 1.888.854.2000, ext. 8084.

1.            9:00 A.M. - Flag Salute

2.            Invocation - Siskiyou County Sheriff Chaplain.

3.            Roll Call

4.            Presentations from the Public

PLEASE NOTEThis time slot is for information from the public.  No action or discussion will be conducted on matters presented at this time.  You will be allowed three (3) minutes for your presentation. The Chair can extend the time to five (5) minutes for appropriate circumstances. Written comments can be presented if so desired, by providing a minimum of 7 copies to the Clerk. When addressing the Board, please state your name for the record prior to providing your comments. Please address the Board as a whole through the Chair. Comments should be limited to matters within the jurisdiction of the Board.

5.            Consent Agenda - The following consent agenda items are expected to be routine and non-controversial. They may be acted upon by the Board at one time without discussion. Any Board member, staff member, or interested person may request that an item be removed from the Consent Agenda for discussion and consideration.  Approval of a consent item means approval of the recommended motion as specified on the Agenda Worksheet. Public comment for consent agenda items: - Please press *9 to ‘raise your hand’ to ask to speak during the ZOOM/teleconference meeting.

A.            County Administration

Approve addendum to contract with Occu-Med, Corporation for services related to employee testing, deleting and replacing Exhibit A - Scope of Services.

B.            County Administration

Approve letter to California State Assembly member Jim Wood expressing support for Assembly Bill (AB) 2902 (Wood) - Organic Waste: Reduction Regulations; Exemptions.

C.           County Administration - Personnel

Adopt Resolution amending the Siskiyou County Salary Schedule and Position Allocation List for positions in County service, effective March 31, 2024, for positions detailed in Attachment A and Attachment B.

D.           General Services - Airports

Approve hangar rental agreement with Dale Bush for Hangar space 217 at Siskiyou County Airport at the monthly base rental amount of $249.48, increasing as detailed in the agreement, for the term April 1, 2023 through March 31, 2028.

E.            Health and Human Services - Behavioral Health Division

Approve Master Participation Agreement with California Mental Health Services Authority for participation in the Behavioral Health Workforce Program to combat workforce shortages and lack of adequate training, in an amount not to exceed $352,384, for the term April 1, 2023 through March 31, 2027.

F.            Health and Human Services - Public Health Division

Approve addendum to Medical Professional Services contract with Catherine Olivolo, deleting and replacing Exhibit A, Scope of Services to reflect additional duties.

G.           Health and Human Services - Social Services

Approve Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention Program, Round 5 Joint Application and Regional Coordination Memorandum of Understanding between Siskiyou County and other entities specified in the MOU and grant application with NorCal Continuum of Care, for a term ending October 1, 2028.

H.           Library

Approve Novation Agreement between and Imperial County Office of Education and Siskiyou County Library for the provision, installation, and maintenance of advanced network (data) services, and the assumption of duties from Columbia Telecommunications Corporation dba CTC Technology and Energy to Imperial County Office of Education, for a term through June 30, 2024.

I.              Transfer of Funds

1.         Solid Waste Disposal - $192,777. Requires 4/5 Vote.

6.            Public Requests

A.            First 5 Siskiyou Children and Families Commission

Discussion, direction and possible action re Siskiyou Child Abuse Prevention Council Collaborative Proclamation proclaiming April 2024 as Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Month and April 6-12, 2024 as the Week of the Young Child.

7.            Departmental Requests

A.            General Services - Airports

Presentation of an update re all Siskiyou County Airport activities since March 12, 2024.

B.            County Administration

Discussion, direction and possible action re Resolution proclaiming a local emergency and requesting that the Governor proclaim a State of Emergency (impacts resulting from Lower Klamath Dam removal).


8.            Flood Control and Water Conservation District

A.            Public Comment

B.            Consent Agenda

Approve request to appoint Joanna Wynant to the vacant Butte Valley - City of Dorris position on the Butte Valley Groundwater Advisory Committee, for a unspecified term.

C.           Minute Approval - February 20, 2024.

D.           Adjournment

9.            Appointments

A.            County Clerk

Appointment of one member to the scheduled vacancy on the Grenada Sanitation District, for a term ending December 5, 2025.

10.         Minute Approval

A.            February 13, 2024.

B.            February 20, 2024.

11.         Public Hearings (Public hearing protocol)

1.           Opening of the hearing by the Chairman;

2.           Reading Order of Presentation into the record;

3.           Presentation of staff report, if any;

4.           Presentation of correspondence, which correspondence may be read, circulated or acknowledged and made part of the record;

5.           Presentation of reports, arguments, or evidence by staff of other county departments or public agencies;

6.           Proponents arguments and/or evidence;

7.           Opponents arguments and/or evidence;

8.           Public comments (The Board reserves the right to reasonably limit the length of time of individual comments and/or the total amount of time allotted to public comments.)

9.           Rebuttal by proponents;

10.         Rebuttal by opponents;

11.         Close of hearing;

12.         Discussion by members of the Board, if any;

13.         Entertainment of motion and second;

14.         Discussion of the question;

15.         Decision.

A.            Community Development - Planning

Continued public hearing for the second reading of an Ordinance amending Title 10 Chapter 6 of the Siskiyou County Code by adding Article 61 "Vacation Rentals" and repealing subsection (h) of Section 10-6.1502 of the Siskiyou County Code regarding vacation rentals. (Continued from February 20, 2024)

12.         Closed Session - It is the intent of the Board to meet in closed session to discuss the following items:

A.            Conference with legal counsel, existing litigation pursuant to Government Code §54956.9(a), name of case: In the Matter of the License Surrender Proceedings for the Lower Klamath Project: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proceedings: No P-2082-063 and 14803-001.

B.            Conference with legal counsel, existing litigation pursuant to Government Code §54956.9(d)(1), name of case: Siskiyou County v. PacifiCorp, United States District Court, Eastern District of California, Sacramento Division, Case No. 2:22-cv-02278.

C.           Conference with legal counsel, existing litigation pursuant to Government Code §54956.9(d)(1), name of case: Siskiyou County v. PacifiCorp, United States District Court, Eastern District of California, Sacramento Division, Case No. 2:22-cv-01582.

13.         Report on Closed Session

14.         Board and Staff Reports

*******Note:  Correspondence received by the Board of Supervisors is on file and available for review in the County Clerk's Office.  This document and other Board documents are available on-line at